BODY CONTOURING

After your first treatment, there are a few things you need to do in order to maintain and increase your results:

  • Drink lots of water – drinking lots of water is not only beneficial for your body in general, but it’s also imperative for fast, optimal results. A lot of lymphatic drainage happens during and after your treatments. Lymphatic fluids are drained through your pee and your sweat. It is recommended that you drink 1.5 - 2.5 Litres of water A DAY. The easiest way to do this is to purchase a couple 1 - 1.5L water bottles (Dollarama has 1.5L water bottles for 50 cents each).

  • Clean Eating – It's important to maintain healthy eating habits during and after your treatments. Not only will it improve your health, but it will also improve and maintain your results. You don't have to eat salads 24/7, but just be cautious of what you are putting in to your body - lots of fruits and veggies. Avoid foods that are fried, high in sugar, high in sodium, and high in fat.

  • Exercise – working out is also key to seeing the best results during and after your treatments. The more you exercise, the more results you will see and the more beneficial your treatments will be. I’m not asking you to be in the gym every day doing a 2-hour workout; all I’m asking for is at least 15 minutes of heart racing cardio A DAY (jogging/running/speed-walking on a treadmill or outside, elliptical, skipping, stair climbing, rowing, swimming, etc.)

WAXING

After your waxing service, you may expect the area to be red and sore. Some may experience blood spots due to thicker, courser hair and the area may feel tender, tingly, itchy, and/or numb. Some may also experience skin peeling for a few days – all of which are normal.

For the first 12-24 hours after a waxing service, avoid the following to prevent irritation of the skin:

  • Touching or scratching the waxed area

  • Exfoliating the waxed area

  • We suggest you shower in a cool/cold water temperature. Ensure the water runs off the waxed area and you do not wash or scrub the area

  • Perspiration and friction on the waxed area

  • Hot baths, saunas, and steam rooms

  • Exercise, gyms, and swimming

  • Sunbathing, sunbeds, or any sunlight and UV exposure. Sweat can infect open follicles and heat can irritate the waxed area. Remember to book your wax 2 days before you go on vacation, to allow the follicles enough time to close and the inflammation to calm down

  • Applying products to the waxed area such as high SPF, deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes, self-tanning products, etc.

  • Tight fitted clothing that may cause friction to the waxed area. Please allow the skin to breathe

 

To soothe and calm the skin, we suggest regularly applying an Aloe Vera Gel. This will re-hydrate the skin and soothe any discomfort you may experience. Tea Tree Oil can also be applied to the area for its anti-bacterial properties in ensuring that the area remains bacteria-free.

*Remember, it is important to keep the area clean and dry for 48 hours after your appointment.

 

3-10 days after your waxing service, you need to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs. The skin will close over the follicles and new hair may get trapped beneath causing ingrown hairs.

Gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a body scrub or loofah. Start this routine 2-3 days after the waxing treatment (or the next day if you are prone to ingrown hairs). It is essential that you perform this routine between days 2-10 after your wax. Remember to not over exfoliate as this can cause damage to the skin. Follow your exfoliation with an enriching and nourishing moisturizer. This process will help to prevent ingrown hairs and ensure that your next wax is easier and a little less painful.

Do not shave in between wax appointments to ensure that the hair has grown to the right length for an effective wax - hairs have different growth cycles.

HENNA EYEBROW TINTING

For the first 24 hours after treatment, you should:

  • Avoid warm/hot water, steam on your eyebrows, and avoid activities like swimming and sweating/exercising

  • Avoid shampoos/conditioners, makeup/makeup removers, creams/moisturizers/lotions, oils, serums, and any other skincare on and/or around your eyebrows

After the first 24 hours post-treatment, you should:​

  • Use cool/cold water instead of warm/hot water when washing your face to help the henna last longer when cleansing your face/eyebrows

MAKEUP

At the end of the day, you must remove your makeup to allow your skin to breathe and to prevent the build-up of dirt, bacteria, and dead/dry skin. To remove false eyelashes, gently peel off your lash from one corner to the other. If it's discomforting to peel off the eyelashes, dip a Q-Tip in some makeup remover and run it over the lash line to loosen up the lash glue. To remove your makeup, use makeup remover (wipes, liquid, oil, balm, etc.). Once you've removed all of your makeup, go over your face again with more remover because chances are there's still more makeup left on your skin that you may not be able to see.

After removing your makeup, cleanse your face with a face cleanser (not soap) of your choice. Then, cleanse again to ensure your face is squeaky clean!

Optional: Exfoliate your skin with an exfoliant of your choice to remove dead/dry skin.

Pat your skin dry with a disposable paper towel to prevent bacteria from a regular towel getting in to your open pores.

Optional: Apply a toner to your skin using a cotton round to eliminate any excess oil or stubborn dirt/makeup left behind from washing your face and to prepare your skin for a moisturizer.

Once the toner has dried, moisturize your skin with a face moisturizer of your choice (not body lotion - body lotions are too thick for the face).

SKIN CARE

  • Facials: After your facial, your skin w ill be clean. Try to avoid applying any makeup on to your skin for 12-24 hours after your facial.

  • Facial Rejuvenation: After your treatment, your skin may or may not appear red, swollen, sore, tender, numb, and/or bruised. If this occurs, it should go down within 12-72 hours. You may use ice or a cold compress to soothe your skin. Aloe Vera Gel works really well too.

ACRYLIC NAILS

  • Always wear rubber gloves when washing dishes, dusting, gardening, and applying spray tan or hair dye

  • Do not file the surface of your acrylic nails

  • Do not bite or pick at your acrylic nails. If one breaks, have it repaired immediately

  • Use non-acetone nail polish and nail polish remover if necessary

  • If and when you decide to remove your acrylic nails, please do not attempt to take them off yourself. Come in and have them soaked off gently

  • Every 2-3 weeks your acrylic nails will require a refill. This is imperative to the upkeep of your nails

  • Daily application of cuticle oil will keep your nails flexible and will help to prevent them from cracking and/or breaking

CUSTOM PRESS-ON NAILS

  • If you're using the sticky tabs, try to avoid excessive contact with water. Sticky tabs can last up to 2 days. Once you're done wearing your nails, remove them and put them back in their box in nail order (thumb to pinky or vice versa) for your next use.

  • If you're using nail glue, avoid contact with water for the first 2 hours. Nail glue can last up to 2 weeks. After you've decided to remove your nails, clean off your natural nails with acetone and clean off the back of your press-on nails with alcohol - not acetone as acetone will melt the nail - to remove any dried glue. Store the nails back in their box in nail order (thumb to pinky or vice versa) for your next use.

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